2014 State Convention

March 15th, 2014

Convention Location:

Embassy Suites Nashville SE – Murfreesboro
1200 Conference Center Boulevard
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Directions CLICK HERE

Saturday, March 15th 8:30AM – 5:00PM CST

Agenda:

8:30 – 8:40 Opening Remarks

8:40 – 8:50 Chairman’s State of the Party Address

8:50 – 9:40 Treasurer’s Report

9:40 – 9:50 Secretary’s Report

9:50 – 10:00 Break

10:00 – 11:55 (New Business)

12:00 – 1:00 Break for lunch

1:00 – 5:00 Guest Speakers

The morning business session will include selection of delegates for the National LP Convention in Columbus, Ohio in June  2014.

We will endorse all local and state candidates who are running for office as Libertarians in Tennessee. Any candidates are also welcome to speak. We are also inviting all declared candidates who are seeking the Libertarian Party nomination  to speak during the afternoon session. Speakers and a detailed agenda will be announced when available.

Please make your reservations early. We will need to finalize the meal arrangement with the hotel a couple of weeks before the convention.

Registration Fees:

Business Session Only (Morning ONLY – Lunch Not included)  – FREE

Full Convention – $50  (Registration Before noon March 14th)

Student Registration – $25 (Includes Lunch and Afternoon Speakers)

NEW TICKET - $25 Online  – $30 at the door/day of the event (For the Afternoon Speaker Session Only, Lunch Not included from 1pm -5pm)

 

Afternoon Speakers

Key Note Speaker: Gary Johnson – 2012 Libertarian Presidential Candidate

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Gary Johnson, who has been called the ‘most fiscally conservative Governor’ in the country, served two consecutive terms as  Governor of New Mexico from 1995-2003. Governor Johnson brings a distinctly business-like mentality to governing, believing that public policy decisions should be based on costs and benefits, rather than strict ideology. Read Full Bio Here.

Geoffrey J. Neale- National Libertarian Party Chair

Geoffrey Neale served as Chair for the Libertarian Party from 2002 to 2004 and was re-elected to Chair in May 2012. He was a member of the Libertarian National Committee for five terms and served two 2-year terms as the state chair for the Texas Libertarian Party.

In stark contrast to the top-down management of the Democratic and Republican parties, Geoff Neale ran for Chair on a promise to focus the Libertarian National Committee on the needs and wants of party members; to make operations appropriately transparent to members; and to conduct LNC meetings in accordance with the party’s bylaws.

Geoffrey Neale was the Operations Manager for the 2004 Michael Badnarik Libertarian for President campaign, and served as an officer for a 1980 California initiative to restrict the sales tax. In 1988, Neale worked with the Ron Paul Libertarian for President campaign.

 

 

 

 

Sharon Harris- President Advocates for Self Government

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Sharon Harris serves as the President of the Advocates. An award-winning speaker, she also conducts our communication training seminars and administers our guest speaker program. Sharon has been active in the libertarian movement for more than 30 years, including running campaigns and running for office herself. Read Full Bio Here.

 

Michael Maharrey – National Communications Director The Tenth Amendment Center

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Hailing from Lexington, Ky., he’s extremely proud that his home state originated the Principles of ’98 laying the groundwork for state nullification of unconstitutional acts, and he’s the author of Our Last Hope – Rediscovering the Lost Road to Liberty, a historical, philosophical and moral case for nullification. Read Full Bio Here.

 

 

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Lodging for the Libertarian Party of Tennessee conference

March 15, 2014

Super 8 Murfreesboro

127 Chaffin Place

Murfreesboro, TN 37129

615-867-5000

Contact is David

1 king bed $64.99+tax

2 beds $74.99 +tax

Cutoff date to make reservations at this rate is last week in February

 

 

Microtel Inn by Wyndham Murfreesboro

151 Chaffin Place

Murfreesboro, TN 37129

877-361-2512

Conf. 60009385

2 queen beds $72.25+tax

1 bed $55.25+tax

Cutoff date is February 28th

 

 

Fairfield Inn & Suites Murfreesboro

175 Chaffin Place

Murfreesboro, TN 37129

615-849-1150

Contact is Mike Bowman

King room $115

Cutoff date is February 28th

 

 

Quality Inn Murfreesboro

2135 S. Church Street

Murfreesboro, TN 37130

615-890-1006

Contact is Jennifer

$72+tax

Cutoff date is March 12th

 

 

Best Western Chaffin Inn

168 Chaffin Place

Murfreesboro, TN 37129

615-895-3818

Contact is Steve

$62.99+tax

Cutoff date is first week in March

  • Tennessee Tully

    Seeing how our current senators have shown us that they do not represent our desires, do we have any potential candidates for their office?

    • KPL in TN

      Totally agree Tully. After last night’s vote by the Tennessee Senators for a continuing resolution to end the Government Shutdown and raise the Debt Ceiling, I wrote both and asked them to resign. If they are not part of the solution they are part of the problem.

    • D Irvin

      I know of a candidate that just got on the ballot. His name is Joshua James; his website and picture and info will be on here soon. His email is joshuajames4senate@yahoo.com.

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